doi: 10.5862/MCE.56.2

Effects of structure type on viscoelastic properties of geosynthetics

I.I. Loginova, D.A. Artamonova, O.N. Stolyarov, B.E. Melnikov, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

This work presents a study on tensile properties of geosynthetic materials. There were investigated six samples of geofabrics and geogrids with different structures including woven geotextile fabrics, nonwoven geotextile fabrics, warp-knitted geogrids and extruded geogrid.  

The study determined tensile properties of geosynthetics including tensile strength, strain at the maximum load and tensile load at a specified strain. The authors carried out creep and relaxation tests. It was found that the structure type significantly affects viscoelastic properties of geosynthetics materials. The article presents some results of numerous tests, which may be used to pre-select geosynthetics materials.

Key words:

geotextiles; geogrids; woven fabrics; nonwoven fabrics; mechanical properties; creep; stress relaxation

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(Loginova I.I., Artamonova D.A., Stolyarov O.N., Melnikov B.E. Vliyaniye struktury na vyazkouprugiye svoystva geosinteticheskikh materialov [Effects of structure type on viscoelastic properties of geosynthetics]. Magazine of Civil Engineering. 2015. No.4(56). Pp. 11–18).

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